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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(2):120-128.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.2.120    Published online February 10, 2009.
Health Behavior and Metabolic Syndrome.
Jeong Dae Oh, Sangyeoup Lee, Jeong Gyu Lee, Young Joo Kim, Yun Jin Kim, Byung Mann Cho
1Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. saylee@pnu.edu
2Medical Education Unit, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
3Department of Preventive Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
건강행위실천과 대사증후군
오정대, 이상엽, 이정규, 김영주, 김윤진, 조병만
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Abstract
Background
Life style has been shown to improve risk factor comprising the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is prime candidate for lifestyle modification utilizing the tools of exercise, nutritional therapy so on. Therefore, we examined the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to health behaviors. Methods: The 1,240 adults were recruited into this cross-sectional study. Subjects examined body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, lipid profile. Medical history was reviewed and daily calorie intake examined by food frequency questionnaire. Six healthy behavior-sleeping hours, smoking, drinking, exercise, calorie intake and boey weight of subjects were examined. Each heathy behaviors were categorized as a three groups. Metabolic syndrome were diagnosed by ATP III criteria. Results: The study subjects were consisted of 57.1% men and 42.9% women. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 14.3%. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was lower in group with good healthy behaviors. Subjects with more good healthy behaviors had lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome than with less good healthy behaviors(0, 50.0%; 1, 41.0%; 2, 30.6%; 3, 13.8%; 4, 8.5%; 5, 5.3%; and 6, 4.3%). Relative to subjects with high good health behavior score, those with low good health behavior score were at significantly increased risk of metabolic syndrome (odds ratio=4.25, 95% CI 2.97-6.08). Conclusion: Subjects with greater good healthy behaviors had a substantially lower risk of being diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome compared those with lower good healthy behaviors. This finding suggests that lifestyle modification may be appropriate as a first-line intervention to metabolic syndrome.
Key Words: Metabolic Syndrome; Health Behavior; Lifestyle


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